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International Developments

Overall

Deal between U.S. and Iran close to being finalized More here

– “President Barack Obama says that if Iran halts advances and reverses parts of its nuclear program, the United States would offer “modest relief” to ease the economic squeeze on Tehran.

– “A U.N. diplomat says Jordan will replace Saudi Arabia on the Security Council for a two-year term starting in January after the Saudis unprecedented rejection of the seat hours after they were elected.

– So it begins. “American influence in culture, science and education around the world is facing a high-profile blow Friday as the U.S. is stripped of its voting rights at the world’s cultural agency, UNESCO. And it would cost the U.S. hundreds of millions of dollars to win this voice back.

– White House to host King of Morocco Nov. 22. Conservative media ready to draft stories despite not talking about the obvious (we still have kings in the world)

Middle East

– Saudi Arabia to spend millions to train rebel force in Syria

– Syrian rebels, meanwhile, “mulls talks” with government

– Pew: Many Sunnis and Shias worry about religious conflict

Israel is proposing an illegal wall separation as the future border for a Palestinian state

Palestinian officials demand investigation in Arafat’s death after reports from yesterday

– Pakistani Taliban selected person who ordered assassination of Malala Yousafzai as new leader

19 people killed in Iraq military base in dual suicide bombing

Asia & Oceania

– “Maldives officials on Thursday moved up a possible presidential runoff to Sunday, one day after the election in a bid to avoid a potential constitutional crisis.

– China under pressure to change

Africa

– “A heavily armed militia roared into Libya’s capital late Thursday, exchanged gunfire in the streets killing one person and others to run for their lives as militiamen fought over the death of their commander.

– “An overview of the Algerian Revolution, on it’s fiftieth anniversary -the Algerian Revolution as something that was itself productive – of repertoires of contestation, of ideas about a “social contract,” of something that could later be “confiscated” – rather than as a historical bookmark.” [cont’d.]

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